Wrangell is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 2,382 people and just one neighborhood, Wrangell is the 23rd largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wrangell is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wrangell is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wrangell who work in office and administrative support (14.46%), management occupations (13.42%) and sales jobs (8.85%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.73% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Wrangell has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Wrangell has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Wrangell than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Wrangell may be for you.
Wrangell is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 10.18 minutes getting to work every day.